## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to decimeters is 0.1, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.1 decimeters:

1 cm = 0.1 dm

To convert 1 centimeter into decimeters we have to multiply 1 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.1 dm

1 cm → L(dm)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in decimeters:

L(dm) = 1 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 0.1 dm

The final result is:

1 cm → 0.1 dm

We conclude that 1 centimeter is equivalent to 0.1 decimeters:

1 centimeter = 0.1 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 10 × 1 centimeter.

Another way is saying that 1 centimeter is equal to 1 ÷ 10 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one centimeter is approximately zero point one decimeters:

1 cm ≅ 0.1 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately ten times one centimeter.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to decimeters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to decimeters

centimeters (cm) decimeters (dm)
2 centimeters 0.2 decimeters
3 centimeters 0.3 decimeters
4 centimeters 0.4 decimeters
5 centimeters 0.5 decimeters
6 centimeters 0.6 decimeters
7 centimeters 0.7 decimeters
8 centimeters 0.8 decimeters
9 centimeters 0.9 decimeters
10 centimeters 1 decimeters
11 centimeters 1.1 decimeters